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Venezuela starts blocking Twitter users as widespread protests continue
Hotair ^ | 02/16/2014 | Erika Johnsen

Posted on 02/16/2014 3:38:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Edited on 02/16/2014 3:47:43 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Stuff really started hitting the fan in Venezuela this week, as public discontent with the ongoing crises of basic goods shortages, runaway inflation, and high crime rates has finally come to a head and protests have started popping up all over the country.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hugochavez; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; protest; twitter; venezuela

1 posted on 02/16/2014 3:38:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is too concerned with Ugandan deviants than protesters trying to save their country from the tyranny of a feckless dictator.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 3:41:04 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm glad the freedom fighters have a leader to look up to.

That's right,Freedom fighters have a leader.

3 posted on 02/16/2014 3:45:05 PM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s hoping Maduro ends up dangling from a lamp post.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 3:46:07 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: painter

the only people fighting are Chavistas, the opposition still hangs on to the stupid hope for democracy to fix things


5 posted on 02/16/2014 3:48:39 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does anyone know what the goals of these protesters are? Everything I have heard from/about the anti-Maduro crowd is demands for public monies for various causes. I fear that these “freedom fighters” are just another faction of commies who want to oust the current regime so they can be the ones to get first bite at the corpse that was once Venezuela.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 3:50:36 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SeekAndFind

And we should care why??


7 posted on 02/16/2014 3:53:56 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SpaceBar

The dictator put out an arrest warrant or something on Leopoldo Lopez, an opposition leader and fmr/future Presidential candidate


8 posted on 02/16/2014 3:54:45 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
"...the opposition still hangs on to the stupid hope for democracy to fix things"

Sort of like in the US.

9 posted on 02/16/2014 4:03:21 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

very true


10 posted on 02/16/2014 4:06:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s their “internet shutdown switch”?

That’s gotta be next.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 4:06:39 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SeekAndFind

What do you think.. VZ is 5-10 years ahead of us?


12 posted on 02/16/2014 4:08:43 PM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: SeekAndFind

What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFS6cP9auDc&feature=youtu.be

4 posted on 2/15/2014 3:47:16 PM by sheikdetailfeather

What’s his name put this up.... well worth the time!


13 posted on 02/16/2014 4:08:49 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: GeronL
It's too late for that. Too bad there isn't away to smuggle some weapons to the opposition.

Reagan would have.

14 posted on 02/16/2014 4:33:23 PM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Viennacon

Ah...but our prez watches and learns. He’s been following Hugo’s playbook for years.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 4:34:58 PM PST by dasboot
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To: Sacajaweau
Oil.

Citgo is Venezuela's gasoline and heating oil distributor in the United States.

-PJ

16 posted on 02/16/2014 4:35:46 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Those who can,post this on face book.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 4:43:00 PM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Viennacon

Perversion ahead of freedom.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 4:45:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Heyak’s continuum. Real-time. Great illustration.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 4:46:20 PM PST by dasboot
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To: SeekAndFind
The problem is, these protestors don't realize what they're protesting against.

They're protesting against an individual, a figurehead of government, and not of the inevitable failure of the government's ideology (Marxism).

And the media is never going to report this.

20 posted on 02/16/2014 4:57:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: painter

I can only remember so many passwords!
When facebook came around; I was full up!


21 posted on 02/16/2014 5:02:57 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 6:18:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
And the media is never going to report this.

Then it need to be "removed" by the Venezuelans.

Soft target.

23 posted on 02/16/2014 6:26:26 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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